Game 69, 2022

Dodgers at Braves, 4:20 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Southeast, SPNLA

The Dodgers hand the ball to LHP Julio Urías (4-6, 2.56 ERA) and hope to get him more run support than usual. He’ll face the Braves’ RHP Ian Anderson (6-3, 4.35 ERA). On Saturday Urías ended his three-game losing streak, giving up no earned runs and two hits in six innings. Anderson threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his last start.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1947 At Forbes Field, Jackie Robinson steals home in the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the Pirates. It is the Brooklyn infielder’s first theft of the dish, something the rookie will accomplish 19 times during his ten-year career.
  • 2018 The Dodgers tie a National League record, last accomplished by the 2006 Braves, when the team socks seven solo shots, dealing the Mets a crushing 8-7 loss at Citi Field. Former New York infielder Justin Turner delivers the decisive dinger in the top of the twelfth inning to complete the series sweep and extend the team’s consecutive win streak over the Amazins to twelve straight victories.
  • 2021 At Dodger Stadium, Cubs starter Zach Davies tosses six spotless innings, with Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, and Craig Kimbrel each adding a hitless frame for the 17th and the first combined no-hitter in franchise history. Chicago’s 4-0 victory marks the seventh major league no-no this season, equaling the record established in 1990, 1991, 2012, and 2015.

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134 thoughts on “Game 69, 2022

  1. I think that the Dodgers need to acquire another starting pitcher ASAP. Heaney is back on the IL for the second time this season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that is a recurring problem. Buehler is likely out until late August or early September, and there is no guarantee that he will return this year. Kershaw has been excellent, but he has been on the IL once and I am not confident that he will avoid it a second time. Gonsolin has been superb and Anderson has been very good, but I don’t expect either of them to be anywhere close to undefeated within a few weeks. Urias has been tremendous, his won-loss record not withstanding. Not sure who the Dodgers would package and what minor leaguers would be included, but we need another starting pitcher. The ball is in your court, Friedman.

    • Not that many difference makers out there to acquire. I don’t think Mahle or Castillo are difference makers in a playoff scenario. Montas might be the best available and I think the cost will be too steep. Supply and demand will be strongly skewed toward demand driving the price way up. I think our best bet is May coming back in August.

      • I expect that the price would be high, but our farm system is pretty stocked with talent now. I think that as we move into July if the Dodgers open up a decent lead, say of at least five games, then we could cool our heels. But, if that doesn’t happen, and Tatis and Machado come back strong and the Padres surge, I don’t think we can do nothing. I think Montas is the best bet.

  2. O’Day was terrible v. the Gnats the other day, the Barves’ only loss in a four-game series.

  3. Impressive pitching. 95 pitches, soaking wet, bases full, and Urias doesn’t give in.

    • I find it harder to dislike the Barves now, with Kenley on their roster and Freeman on the Dodgers, but they still have serious shortcomings. Duvall is especially odious., and Ozuna’s a domestic abuser.

  4. Trace looking to stay with the Dodgers. Sorry for asking but is Trace the plural of Trea?

    • I’d like to see him continue to do well, but his track record is mediocre and he’s always been fragile.

    • Move Trace up in the lineup. Who would thought that would be a thought last week?

  5. I missed Freeman’s first at bat. His last two didn’t seem to get much cheer.

    Back to back series with ex-Braves make their first trip to Atlanta to get their World Series rings. Joc got his a couple of days ago.

  6. I’m watching MLB Extra innings and today I get the Atlanta announcers. It’s interesting to hear other team’s call of the game. Already, they have said that Belli is going to have a hard time being consistent with his very vertical stance.

    • If you had MLBTV you’d get a choice. One reason I dropped Extra Innings (also, we cut the cable and delighted we did so).

  7. So who is the Dodgers’ starting pitcher tomorrow night? It was supposed to be Heaney. What are Vinnie and Jerry saying?

  8. Anderson lucky to get away with just two runs – 27 pitches and only 11 strikes.